Prevalence and clinical presentation of Rickettsia, Coxiella, Leptospira, Bartonella and chikungunya virus infections among hospital-based febrile patients from December 2008 to November 2009 in Bangladesh

@inproceedings{Faruque2017PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and clinical presentation of Rickettsia, Coxiella, Leptospira, Bartonella and chikungunya virus infections among hospital-based febrile patients from December 2008 to November 2009 in Bangladesh},
  author={Labib Imran Faruque and Rashid Uz Zaman and Emily Suzane Gurley and Robert F. Massung and A. S. M. 58 Albert Alamgir and Renee Lynn Galloway and Ann M Powers and Ying Bai and Michael Kosoy and William L. Nicholson and Mahmudur Rahman and Stephen P Luby},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND We conducted a study to identify Rickettsia, Coxiella, Leptospira, Bartonella, and Chikungunya virus infections among febrile patients presenting at hospitals in Bangladesh. METHODS We collected blood samples from patients at six tertiary hospitals from December 2008 to November 2009 and performed laboratory tests at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). RESULTS Out of 720 enrolled patients, 263 (37%) were infected with Rickettsia; 132 patients had… CONTINUE READING
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